Archbishop Cordileone: Pastoral Letter on Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life

Archbishop Cordileone: Pastoral Letter on Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life

  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew You” A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life By the Most Reverend Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco Download Pastoral Letter Audio Version Questions Answered The Pastoral Letter in its entirety: Introduction SECTION 1: The Human…

Sister Deirdre Byrne–a Retired U.S. Army Colonel and Surgeon — says Pro-lifers must be ‘battle ready’ to defend the family

Sister Deirdre Byrne–a Retired U.S. Army Colonel and Surgeon — says Pro-lifers must be ‘battle ready’ to defend the family

Catholics must be “battle ready” to defend the family and their faith, said Sister Deirdre Byrne, POSC, at an international pro-life conference on April 30. Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, is a surgeon and a retired colonel in the U.S. Army. She serves as the…

States Continue ‘Unprecedented’ Surge of Pro-life Bills, take a look:

States Continue ‘Unprecedented’ Surge of Pro-life Bills, take a look:

CNA—A multitude of pro-life bills passed through state legislatures last week, creating new protections for the unborn around the country. The enactment of pro-life bills is the continuation of efforts at the state level to put restrictions in place on abortion. According to a report published April 30 by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 536 pro-life…

Are Pro-Abortion Politicians excommunicated?

Are Pro-Abortion Politicians excommunicated?

Cardinal Bishop Raymond Burke, a prominent Church prelate and Canon lawyer, issued a statement on April 7, 2021 explaining that politicians who publicly support abortion and other intrinsic evils contrary to Church teaching should not receive Holy Communion. He based this, in part, on the fact that those politicians may be automatically excommunicated. Cardinal Burke…

Pope Francis issues new law in wake of Vatican financial scandals

Pope Francis issues new law in wake of Vatican financial scandals

The Pillar—Pope Francis has issued a new Vatican law that aims to combat corruption by senior officials in the curia and in the city state, and that bars investments in companies or businesses “contrary to the social doctrine of the Church.” The new law also aims to end customary cash gifts exchanged among Church officials…

Eucharistic Coherence is a question of love

Eucharistic Coherence is a question of love

On April 14, 2021 America Magazine, as part of its ongoing “Conversations” in America Media, published an article I wrote entitled: “For the church to live in eucharistic coherence, we must be willing to challenge Catholics persisting in grave sin.” In that article I made a number of points. First, I noted that the question…

Eucharistic Coherence and the condemnation of sin

Eucharistic Coherence and the condemnation of sin

At my first Mass as a priest, and at Masses I have offered since, I have prayed quietly one of two prayers offered by priests around the world before we receive the Lord’s body and blood: May the receiving of your Body and Blood, Lord Jesus Christ, not bring me to judgment and condemnation, but…

108 Leaders and Luminaries Sign Open Letter to the U.S. Olympics Committee: Stop the ‘Genocide Games’ in Beijing

108 Leaders and Luminaries Sign Open Letter to the U.S. Olympics Committee: Stop the ‘Genocide Games’ in Beijing

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) and the Committee on the Present Danger: China, (CPDC) have released an open letter urging the United States Olympics Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China. Failing that, the signatories declared that they would mobilize with others to boycott what amounts to “Genocide Games.” Reggie Littlejohn commented, “It has been officially…

Obama-Biden Admin Paid $2,000 Per Aborted Baby Part for Research, $12,000 for Box of Aborted Baby Parts

Obama-Biden Admin Paid $2,000 Per Aborted Baby Part for Research, $12,000 for Box of Aborted Baby Parts

LifeSite News—American taxpayers are being forced to fund unethical scientific experiments using fingers, scalps, livers and other organs harvested from aborted babies. New details about the disturbing practice of harvesting aborted baby body parts for scientific research and how American taxpayers are being forced to pay for them were published earlier this month at Judicial…

Oklahoma Gov Kevin Stitt Signs Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heart Begins Beating

LifeSiteNews—Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt today signed a bill into law that that would ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Last Tuesday, the state Senate passed the heartbeat bill and two other pro-life measures and today Stitt signed them into law. “I’m keeping my promise to sign all pro-life legislation. We now have…

BOOK REVIEW: Finding Vigano: The Man Behind the Testimony that Shook the Church and the World

BOOK REVIEW: Finding Vigano: The Man Behind the Testimony that Shook the Church and the World

Just who is this Archbishop Carlo Vigano? Who is this man who released a Testimony that shook the Catholic Church and the World? Who is this man who wrote two open letters to former President Trump—one before and one after the 2016 election—in which he warned we were witnessing the formation of two opposing forces.…

Catholic Marketing Network (CMN) Announces MOMENTUM’21 In-Person Event and Trade Show July 27-29, 2021

Catholic Marketing Network (CMN) Announces MOMENTUM’21 In-Person Event and Trade Show July 27-29, 2021

The Catholic Marketing Network MOMENTUM’21 event will be held at the beautiful and convenient Schaumburg Marriott Convention Center, in Schaumburg, Illinois, on July 27-29, 2021.  It’s the event where ministry-minded Catholics build personal and professional MOMENTUM! After a year that has been professionally, spiritually and emotionally difficult for so many people, Catholic Marketing Network is…

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on a mission to rein in big tech censorship

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on a mission to rein in big tech censorship

On April 5, Justice Thomas issued a concurring opinion in the case  Joseph Biden vs. Knight First Amendment Institute, addressing the historically unprecedented control of information and communication by a few privately owned digital platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon. While the case had originated as an attack against President Trump, Justice Thomas used…

BOOK REVIEW: How the Use of Questions Can Improve Your Ability to Communicate and Persuade

BOOK REVIEW: How the Use of Questions Can Improve Your Ability to Communicate and Persuade

Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy is a student of persuasion. He has learned that in the process of persuasion you either bring others closer to your way of thinking or at the very least, to learn about why it is you believe what you believe. Persuasion is an art, and it is about first…

Abortion is Unconstitutional and Not a State Issue

Abortion is Unconstitutional and Not a State Issue

There is a common misconception that if the Supreme Court overrules Roe vs. Wade, abortion will be outlawed. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Many, if not most, of the individual states would still allow abortion absent a nationwide ban. This would not put the issue to rest, just as state-by-state rules on slavery did…

The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom, A.D. 400

The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom, A.D. 400

Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Is there anyone who is a grateful servant? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first…

Tenebrae – a lesser known, beautiful part of the Easter Triduum for many – What is it?

Tenebrae – a lesser known, beautiful part of the Easter Triduum for many – What is it?

Celebrated by Catholic monasteries throughout the world and at many parishes, Tenebrae, which means “darkness” in Latin, focuses our attention on the sufferings and death of Our Saviour.  It takes place during the three days preceding Easter Day—Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday—with special psalms and ceremonies during  Matins and Lauds (the first two…

Portland archbishop thanks pope for Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

Portland archbishop thanks pope for Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

CNA—Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon on Tuesday thanked Pope Francis for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s recent affirmation of the Church’s teaching on marriage and the human person. “I would like to express gratitude to the Holy Father for the recent statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the…

After Supreme Court victory, Colorado baker in court for declining gender transition cake

After Supreme Court victory, Colorado baker in court for declining gender transition cake

CNA—Jack Phillips, a Christian cake baker, was again in court for declining to make a cake that expresses messages contrary to his religious beliefs after an attorney who identifies as transgender filed suit over the bakery’s refusal to make a cake to celebrate a gender transition. The civil trial began March 22, conducted virtually by…

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